Movie vs Book

I've read the book and watched the movie, and here are my verdicts.
  1. The Time Traveler's Wife
    Verdict: the book by 1 thousand million miles. My sister and I each read this book, then decided to watch the movie together, and we were both incredibly disappointed. They cut out so many storylines that it didn't even feel like the same story anymore.
  2. Wild
    Verdict: the book, but the movie is fantastic too. The book had so many little details and stories that the movie just couldn't capture, but the movie is magical as well and definitely worth a watch. Plus, Reese Witherspoon kills this role.
  3. The Notebook
    Verdict: the movie by a landslide. The book was so short, and didn't develop their love story at all. I was beyond disappointed, but the movie has stolen my heart.
  4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
    Verdict: the movie. The book just felt too awkward and it didn't flow as nicely as the movie did. I did like the book, I just liked the movie more.
  5. The Vow
    Verdict: the book. The movie was good, but the book just seemed more realistic and the movie had too much movie magic in it.
  6. Room
    Verdict: the movie. The book is fantastic, and I really enjoyed it, but Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay's performances are unbeatable. The combination of Brie + Jacob + Emma Donoghue's screenplay + Lenny Abrahamson's direction + the music is an experience that I'll never forget.
  7. My Sister's Keeper
    Verdict: the movie, no question. The book made no sense! By the end of it I felt like I had just been punked. Like I was actually expecting to see Ashton Kutcher. The movie, on the other hand, made so much more sense and it was easier to connect to it emotionally because I wasn't so angry and confused.
  8. The Fault in our Stars
    Verdict: tie. I really can't choose between these two. The book is outstanding, but the movie really captures your heart and not only has two great performances at the center, but a wonderful supporting cast as well.
  9. The Help
    Verdict: the book. However, the movie is also very good, and a faithful adaptation of the book. I just felt that the book was more in depth. The movie is definitely worth a watch though, as it has a wonderful ensemble cast and some really great performances.
  10. The Spectacular Now
    Verdict: the movie. The book was good, it just had some storylines that took away from the main storyline, and felt awkward and misplaced. I think people assume that the fact that movies have a time constraint is a curse, but I think in some cases it can be a blessing. Plus, the movie has two absolute knockout performances from Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller.
  11. The Hunger Games Trilogy
    Verdict: the books. I will confess that I haven't seen the second half of Mockingjay yet, but I highly doubt that will change my decision. The books have a better flow and more character development.
  12. Gone Girl
    Verdict: tie. The movie is a very faithful adaptation, and it has the added bonus of great performances from Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck, but the book has the bonus of being more inside Amy's head.
  13. The Lovely Bones
    Verdict: the book. The movie is good, but I think they tried too hard to make the movie seem "magical" and it just didn't work as well. The book is incredible and truly one of a kind.
  14. The Great Gatsby
    Verdict: the book. I couldn't stand the movie (I'm talking about the one with Leonardo DiCaprio). I thought it was too long and ridiculous. I loved the book.
  15. Into the Wild
    Verdict: the book. The movie was stupid. The book was informative and engaging, but the movie suffered from a bad script, predictable characters, and mediocre performances.
  16. Marley & Me
    Verdict: the book, but the movie is also very good. I'm attracted to Owen Wilson in a very weird way, and he plays this role very well. I just liked the book because there was more detail.
  17. Divergent
    Verdict: the book. It was more balanced and better written than the movie. The movie was just okay.
  18. Insurgent
    Verdict: the book. The movie was okay, but the book just had better perspective and you felt more involved.
  19. If I Stay
    Verdict: the book. I don't know what it is about her, but I just don't enjoy Chloe Grace Moretz. And the book wasn't nearly as cheesy as the movie.
  20. The Silver Linings Playbook
    Verdict: the movie. The book was good, but Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence's chemistry really brought this story to life. And while the movie was extremely believable, the book was very hard to believe.
  21. The Giver
    Verdict: the book. I knew this was going to be a garbage movie before I even watched it, and I was right. It is a garbage movie.
  22. The Last Song
    Verdict: the book, no question. The movie was predictable, uncomfortable, and just a generally unpleasant experience. The book is actually fantastic, and it's my favorite Nicholas Sparks book. I think it's very authentic, and as a teenager, I really felt like I was reading about teenagers.